Gaming News Wrap [8 July 2014]

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Games

Five of Destiny‘s PvP multiplayer modes have been revealed. Skirmish, Control, Lockdown, Team, and Rumble appear to have been named in a new IGN preview video.

The Expansion Pass for Destiny has also been revealed and detailed. The pass will cost $34.99/£34.99 [Wait a second, isn’t that almost the price of a whole new game?- Undead Ed] and includes Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below and Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves, along with “a wealth of all new weapons, armor, and gear to earn.” 

The Destiny beta has been dated and will begin on 23 July at 10 am PDT on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, while the PS4 and PS3 beta will start on 17 July at 10 am PDT. The beta will remain open aside from maintenance through 27 July at 11:59 pm PDT. [More...]

Alien Isolation is not in development for the Oculus Rift – the E3 demo was just a prototype. [More…]

BioShock is not heading to the Vita. That’s because 2K and Sony “couldn’t put a deal together,” according to the series creator Ken Levine. [via Twitter]

Sales & Discounts

The weekly specials on Xbox Live have been revealed, and along with a host of titles on sale until 14 July, a number of titles are on sale for today only, including Halo: Spartan Assault, Fable Trilogy and Assassin’s Creed IV. On Xbox One, Titanfall features as the Deal with Gold, while Xbox 360 features Skyrim, The Walkin Dead and lots more.

Consoles & Hardware

According to a listing on the Microsoft Store, the Kinect 2.0 for Windows will be out on 15 July 2014 at a price of $199. [More…]

Industry

Sony is “putting significant investment into” Project Morpheus and are treating it as “more than an experiment”.

Oculus has announced the Oculus Connect developer conference. It is scheduled for 19-20 September in Los Angeles, and brings together developers “to share and collaborate in the interest of creating the best virtual reality experiences possible”.

Valve may be showcasing the Steam Controller at Gamescom, according to the event’s listings. [More…]

Ubisoft apparently see “minimal resistance” to the DLC model. They obviously haven’t read our emails to them then… [More…]

A new Kickstarter campaign has been started for Mighty No.9 which aims to bring  bonus content to the game, along with hints of an animated TV series. [More…]

Videos

The July update for the Xbox One is imminent and will bring a Snap mode for achievements, double-tap to Snap, and more voice control choices in select regions.

A new Destiny trailer to coincide with all the news you can read above.

A new gameplay video for Sunset Overdrive.

Gearbox has not ruled out Borderlands The Pre-Sequel coming to PS4 and Xbox One, depending on how the game is received when it arrives on Xbox 360 and PS3. In the meanwhile, here’s a new gameplay walkthrough from E3.

Midna in action in the upcoming Hyrule Warriors.

Gfinity‘s G3 event will feature more than Call of Duty, so if you’re in London on 2nd and 3rd of August, you may want to be part of it all.

Watch these kids make you feel really old (if you played the original Game Boy).

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